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Advice for young wanna-be entrepreneurs from Peta Shulman | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

When Peta Shulam was only 25 when she came up with the simple concept of sampling health foods. Her passion for finding these products led to her creating the largest health food sampling service in Australia, GoodnessMe Box, where for just $25 her clients can sample 7-10 full sized products, allowing those products to be seen, and customers to save a tonne of money. Since launching in 2015 GoodnessMe Box has, founder Peta Shulman has been up for a number…

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Read Faster and Retain More Information with Jim Kwik – Women in Business Article

Did you know millionaires read more books? And before you think that’s because having wealth created more time for them, they read more before they had wealth. I try to read as much as I can but I also have a lot of books on my bookshelf that I haven’t touched. Can you relate? I remember I scoffed the first time I read about Warren Buffet spending 80% of his time reading. But books are a direct line to…

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Banks rejecting SMEs for finance | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

The challenge of securing bank finance is seeing a growing number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) turn to online lenders. One in four SMEs have been knocked back for bank finance Among SMEs rejected by a bank, one in three have turned to family/friends or a credit card for funding Of those SMEs that have secured bank finance, 29% of SMEs have had their business negatively impacted by the time taken to organise funding One in four SMEs plan…

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Putting Yourself Out of Business with Alexi Panos – Women in Business Article

Do you ever think about going out of business? What about losing everything, and becoming obsolete and irrelevant? We’re taught to avoid getting stuck in worst case scenarios as it can be destructive to our progress and usher us into cycles of fear and procrastination that keep us from making those big moves that are crucial to building our dreams. What if asking yourself how you could go out of business was a key to unlocking new ideas and…

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State winners of the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Awards | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

For 24 years, the Telstra Business Women’s Awards have recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements of Australian women in business. Telstra says these winners are undoing traditional business practices by using their own unique approach to rewrite what it means to be successful. They’re championing inclusion, innovation, and inspiring others to do the same. They are all inspiring examples of leaders challenging the status quo within and beyond their industries. All 2019 State and Territory winners will be invited to Sydney…

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Six types of discount strategies for small businesses – Online Business Article

It’s no secret that discounts and promotions bring in more sales. That is if you do them right. In theory, they seem easy enough for any business to implement. You take a product or a service, discount it, get new customers and boost revenue. But in practice, discounts and promotions involve a high level of strategy and psychology that even the big brands sometimes get wrong. What happens if you get it wrong? You turn a profitable long-term strategy into…

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Seven tips to optimise your shopping cart checkout – Online Business Article

The most important part of your ecommerce website is your checkout page. It’s where visitors become customers. In other words, it’s where you make money. But creating a seamless checkout experience isn’t easy and few businesses get it right. In fact, research from the Baymard Institute revealed that the average cart abandonment rate is close to 70%. This means that seven people out of ten who add an item to their shopping cart don’t end up buying it. That’s money…

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AWE Hosts Inaugural AWE Summit Wednesday March 13 – Women in Business Article

We are super excited to hold our first conference for awesome women entrepreneurs – the AWE Summit – on Wednesday, March 13! This jam-packed half-day event will feature some of our region’s top entrepreneurial leaders and influencers such as Marissa Levin, Angelica Talan and WUSA9’s Ellen Bryan covering a variety of important topics, with panel discussions, presentations and the opportunity to connect with the most awesome women business owners in the DC area! As women business owners and female founders, we all…

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Everything Analytics at SAPinsider #BIHANA2019 in Las Vegas – Business Intelligence Article

SAPinsider is once again delivering its flagship spring conference in Las Vegas, and this year will be a special combined event featuring solutions around SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, business intelligence and analytics, financials, GRC, human resources, and more. Starting in just a few short weeks (there’s still time to register!) we’ve shaken things up, giving attendees much more of a hands-on experience, with 2-hour workshops, the Intelligent Enterprise Lounge, and more opportunities to talk one-on-one with SAP experts. Here’s…

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3 common traits of successful women – Business Article

Today I’m sharing three common traits of successful female entrepreneurs. I’m writing this from the perspective of what I have seen with my own clients, many of whom have had success faster than most: 1. They are highly motivated. This is huge. You would be surprised at how many people aren’t really actually that motivated to get what they desire. On the other hand successful women ARE truly motivated to reach their goals. This might mean they will stop at…

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What Is Experience Management | SAP Analytics – Business Intelligence Article

SAP has announced its intention to acquire Qualtrics, a global pioneer in the area of experience management (XM) software. (Updated: Read the acquisition press release.) Experience management is the process of monitoring every interaction people experience with a company in order to discover opportunities for improvement. For decades, SAP has been the leader in business applications that generate and leverage operational data (O-data)—hard numbers like costs, accounting, and sales—to inform their business decisions. But while operational data gives you an idea…

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50 Reasons Why Some Businesses Fail While Others Succeed – Business Article

26 – In the end, enthusiasm is not enough to succeed. It takes much more than that. You need to research your market, your competition, the financial feasibility of your concept, and more. As you fight through the battles of making your dream come true, you need to be able to go back to read and re-read your business plan. The concepts laid down in your business plan will help you to convince your bank to give you the loan…

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Why I Lead by Central Prince Georges Chapter Leader Pamela Hart Vines – Women in Business Article

This post by AWE Central Prince Georges Chapter Leader Pamela Hart Vines, Founder & CEO of Troop PR and Vines Film, appeared first on Linked In on January 24, 2019. I’m a community leader. Although I have yet to organize social cause demonstrations or run for public office, my important contribution to my community is to lead the local chapter of a women’s networking group called Awesome Women Entrepreneurs. My chapter, among seven AWE chapters in the region, is based…

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Choosing a company name that grabs attention – Online Business Article

Choosing the right name for your company can have a significant impact on your success. The wrong name can fail to connect with your target audience, causing you to spend lots of money clarifying what your business does. In contrast, a unique, memorable name gives your audience an indication of what your company is about, and can also help perform a hefty portion of the marketing and branding for you. In this post, we’ll share a few helpful tips and…

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SAP Analytics – Top 10 Analytics Trends for 2019 – Business Intelligence Article

2019 is the year that analytics technology starts delivering what users have been dreaming about for over forty years — easy, natural access to reliable business information. 1. Machine learning everywhere. We’ve reached the third great wave of analytics, after semantic-layer business intelligence platforms in the 90s and data discovery in the 2000s. Augmented analytics platforms based on cloud technology and machine learning are breaking down the longest-standing barriers to analytics success. They bring insights to users rather than forcing users…

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The eight key elements of a great portfolio website – Online Business Article

Sadly, many professionals neglect their own portfolio websites. It’s understandable, considering they’d rather spend time working on client projects than on their own business. The problem with that is that they’re likely losing business, and potentially losing out on some of the best clients they might be able to get. Here’s the thing: whether you’re a blogger, a musician or an accountant, you can’t be without a portfolio website. Why? Because it’s usually the first thing a lot of your…

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An Updated Look at Risk Taking for Professional Women – Women in Business Article

A new report by KPMG for 2019 called “Risk, Resilience, Reward- Mastering the 3 Rs: The Key to Women’s Success in the Workplace” suggests that women are still cautious when it comes to risk taking in their careers with 69% of report respondents saying they are are open to taking small risks to further their career, but a lower number (43%) revealing that they are open to taking bigger risks that may be associated with career advancement. Just 8 percent…

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#MompConf Twitter Party – Mompreneurs® – Wonen in Business Article

We’re so close to kicking off The 2019 National Mompreneurs® Conference! What better way to celebrate than to host a Twitter Party so we can connect with you and our incredible roster of sponsors, speakers, partners, and attendees! With $1,500+ in prizes to give away, we know this is the party you WON’T want to miss! Be sure to follow our sponsors and partners PLUS RSVP below for your chance to win! @TheMompreneurTM @NationalBank  @TruShieldIns  @GoDaddyCanada   @UPS_smallbizCA  @Vistaprint @ParentsCanada   PRIZES INCLUDE:…

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Bookkeeping for a Growing Business – Business Article

  Starting a business may seem simple, but there are many moving pieces in any small business that may be challenging. Arguably, one of the most important moving pieces in a small business is having a clean set of financials to help run and manage the business. Daily bookkeeping can be a make or break when it comes to measuring and understanding your business. Bookkeeping can help a growing business get funded, manage cash flow, stay tax compliant and organize…

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5-new-business-trends-predictions-2019 Coping with Jane – Business Article

Home » All posts » 5 NEW business trends & predictions for 2019 As a business owner it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of what’s ahead. Here are 5 business trends and predictions for 2019 that every business owners needs to know about: Getting on your potential customer’s radar will continue to get harder and more expensive, because the cost of advertising continues to increase. The cost of “selling” therefore will continue to rise. What this…

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Work Postures for a Healthy Spine with Aaron Alexander – Wonen in Business Article

Welcome to your last Monday Motivation mission for 2018! This Entrepreneur series has been a fun ride, and we’ll be doing much more of it in 2019! If you want to catch up on all of the episodes over the holidays, tune in here. As entrepreneurs, we’re on our computers A LOT. And for many of us, that means we’re sitting a lot. Preeetty much all the time. The thing is, all of this hard work and magic-creatin’ can put…

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The Most Zen Morning Routine for Entrepreneurs – Women in Business Article

Welcome back to the second installment of our IGTV Morning Ritual series! If you don’t already know: I’m completely obsessed with learning the morning rituals of some of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and creators on the planet — which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to my friend Mariana Grace. Mariana is a hypnotherapist and founder of Architect Your Mind Blueprint who does incredible work helping entrepreneurs rewire their subconscious minds through coaching, hypnosis, and shamanic yoga.…

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A Morning Routine Full of Momentum With Jim Kwik – Women in Business Article

“Baby it’s a brand new dayyyy! Ain’t no clouds hangin’ over me! Something doesn’t feel the same… the rest of my life gonna start today!” Those are lyrics to the song “Good Morning” by Max Frost a.k.a my alarm clock. If you haven’t heard it yet and need a song to get you grooving first thing in the morning, I highly recommend it. ???? I wake up to this song each and every day, and have a few rituals in…

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SAP Analytics – Emerging Tech and the Digital Supply Chain – Business Intelligence Article

Part 1 in the 3-part series “Digital Supply Chain for a Digital Economy“ At SAP, we define an intelligent enterprise as an organization that uses data to achieve higher value outcomes—faster and with less risk. Sounds simple enough, no? But if you aspire to become an intelligent enterprise, where do you start? Look no further than your supply chain. Supply chain processes are ripe for change—especially if you plan on surviving in the digital economy. The fact is, in a complex, globalized, digital…

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Rituals for Creativity and Inspiration with Alexi Panos – Women in Business Article

It’s such an exciting day for #MondayMotivation here in She Takes on the World Land, because joining me today is the one, the only Alexi Panos! Alexi is one of my dear friends, and if you haven’t met her yet, she’s a modern day philosopher, writer, artist, humanitarian and all around badass nerd.   To date, she’s created thousands of hours of videos transforming big ideas around spirituality, personal development, and business into bite sized nuggets anyone can digest. We…

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A Morning Dream Routine for Entrepreneurs With Jim Kwik – Women in Business Article

“I think I had a dream last night?” “Oh my gosh you were in my dream last night — it was so weird!” “I kept having the weirdest dreams last night, I don’t know why…” We all sleep, we all dream. It’s your brain continuing to problem-solve and reflect on the day, wayyy after you’ve crashed. As entrepreneurs, our sleep is crucial. Why? Because although we’re not technically working after we drift off — our brain still is. As many…

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SAP Analytics – SAP Analytics Fall 2018 Innovation Update—Join the #askSAP Community Call – Business Intelligence Article

It’s hard to believe that in just three short months it will be 2019. It’s been quite a journey this year for BI and analytics with our customers, our teams, and our products. This journey has taken us from ‘governed BI’ to ‘modern and agile BI with data discovery,’ to the acceptance of cloud analytics and now emergent ‘smart BI’ using AI and machine learning to provide natural language interfaces. Having been part of the BI and analytics team at…

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Top 5 Reasons Women Love Female-Only Networking Groups – Women in Business Article

This article by AWE co-founder Karen Bate originally appeared in Entrepreneur.com. For many women business owners, the term networking evokes a superficial, soulless exchange of cards that rarely leads to genuine new connections — or business. Yet, being an entrepreneur can be lonely, and we all know getting out there is crucial to your company’s growth and success. This may explain why women-only networking is an increasingly appealing option and a growing trend. From The Wing, a high-end coworking space in New York and D.C., to the…

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The Resilience of Master Data Management – Business Intelligence Article

Final article in a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt For years, there have been industry professionals and analysts who seemingly find pleasure in declaring some type of technology “dead”. This compulsion has been a constant in the software industry. Master data management (MDM) is no exception. Some have been convinced that MDM was DOA practically from the day it emerged as a distinct form of data management and data governance. Making such…

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What Happened in 2017 and Where Is 2018 Going – Business Intelligence Article

Every year, the nice folks at BIBlogg.no reach out to various experts to get their opinions on the greatest trends in analytics. You can get the full list of answers here, but here are my answers to their questions. What was, in your opinion, the most important thing that happened in analytics in 2017? The biggest change was a massive wave of publicity about the power of data, with many algorithmic breakthroughs. Computers are now better at transcribing speech, reading lips, and…

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From Waitress to Owner: “How Passion Carried Me Through” – Wonen in Business Article

How does a waitress—that is, a great waitress—become the proprietor of a restaurant? For Lea Fridrich, who took over the vegan Garden Café in Woodstock, New York, in 2015, the process involved hard work and the ability to turn to the community around her for support. Her now 10-year-old daughter, True, also played an important role and spends weekends and holidays working in the café, joyfully investing in her own future. Many of the people who have been key to…

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MDM – Speaking the “Language” of Business – Business Intelligence Article

Part 5 of a six-part series on the “New Age of Master Data Management” by Julie Hunt Data management continues to take on an ever-growing range of activities as the role of data has evolved and expanded for many organizations. Business agility and real-time insight are inherent requirements for many organizations. To meet such requirements, organizations need right-time data on a continuous basis, where master data management initiatives are integral to processing business-ready data. MDM software solutions are evolving as well,…

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Dream Big and Bold – Savor Magazine – Women in Business Article

A SELF-PROCLAIMED “ACCIDENTAL ENTREPRENEUR,” VICTORIA LYNDEN, FOUNDER OF KOHANA COFFEE, TRANSFORMED A FUN SIDE PROJECT INTO A COMPANY VALUED AT $100 MILLION. HERE, SHE SHARES HER SECRET TO SUCCESS. “DON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOUR EYES ARE TELLING YOU. ALL THEY SHOW IS LIMITATION.” Almost all great businesses begin with solving a problem—you want something; it doesn’t exist, so you create it. That something for Victoria Lynden was great-tasting coffee. “I was running a restaurant and wine bar in Austin, Texas, but what I really wanted to offer my customers was great coffee,” she says.…

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How to move forward even when you feel overwhelmed. – Women in Business Article

Did you know that in a recent Harvard study, only 3% of the students in the MBA program had written goals and a plan to achieve them? Ten years later, the study showed that this 3% was earning 10 times more than the other 97% of the class. Other statistics show that 92% of people who set goals quit within two weeks.  It’s no surprise, then, that many entrepreneurs launch amazing ideas and products into the world, but then can’t…

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Eight Predictions for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2018 – Business Intelligence Article

As 2017 comes to a close, some of us at SAP put our heads together to predict the trends we think we’ll see in the Internet of Things space for the next 12 months. Here they are, in no particular order: 1)The IoT Hype Is Over—But the Trough of Disillusionment Typically Precedes Mainstream Adoption. Customers have by now generally accepted IoT as a main driver of digital transformation. However, in 2018, they will be looking for business value and outcomes…

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